Thursday, January 19, 2012

RED DEER

Have been meaning to get a little serious getting some images of the red deer running on my property in the Upper Brisbane Valley.  The red deer were introduced in the 18 hundreds a reminder of the old country and the local shire Somerset uses the deer as its logo.  The deer thrived in this mountainous valley country and multiplied to huge numbers this present day and roam over thousands of hectacres of this sweet country.

Very skittish for good reason as they are culled or would become out of hand if not there already.  We have strict tick regulations about going here and there yet the red deer a primary host of the cattle tick roam anywhere, so bears out the theory of many old timers ticks are where they want to be climatically.

Went out yesterday afternoon and my patience was rewarded and was presented with one of the most stunning cloud formations lit up like a neon for a few minutes, so was in luck to say the least...

Next time I will try and get a roo or two in the image just to prove this is Ostralia....:))


4 Comments:

Blogger diane b said...

Stunning cloud formation with the sun hitting it. I thought it was a fire at first. Did you lie down in the dirt for the shot. Great silhouette.

January 19, 2012 at 7:09 PM  
Blogger diane b said...

Should there be an R in the title?

January 19, 2012 at 7:10 PM  
Blogger whiteangel said...

Wonderful, you certainly have a good eye and a steady hand.

January 19, 2012 at 10:31 PM  
Blogger Lizzie's Insomnia said...

Thanks Diane, Margaret, yes I lay in the grass for some time for this one and was so lucky. Is two images taken seconds apart as the depth of field was so shallow as needed the fast lens for the deepening twilight. First image locked the focus on the red deer, second image on the burgeoning sky which only lasted minutes, hand blended in Photoshop and need a little work as naturally the deer had moved between the first and second shot....I do not even know why or what that title was about, now is that age related or what....:))

Elizabeth

January 20, 2012 at 5:50 PM  

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